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Commission on Coastal Systems – International Geographical Union

Commission des Systèmes Côtiers – Union Géographique Internationale

Our Aim

The Commission on Coastal Systems encourages the study of coastal systems worldwide. The Commission sponsors and supports activities leading to the exchange of information regarding coastal systems among our members and throughout the IGU at large. The focus of attention is on interactive systems, both human and physical, and the areas of inquiry include issues such as sea-level rise, land use changes, estuarine resources, coastal tourism and shoreline development, coastal recreation, and coastal zone management. The Commission will make concerted efforts to emphasise issues of Global Change.